March 23, 2018

Music for a Better World  on March 30th at MSM Supports the West Side Campaign Against Hunger

The Music for a Better World concert on March 30, 2018 is raising awareness about the pressing need to combat hunger.

This special benefit event at Manhattan School of Music is entirely conceived, organized, produced and presented by MSM students, led by MSM voice major Adam Goldstein with a team of supporters.

Proceeds of the concert are fully supporting the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, one of the largest community-based emergency food pantry and social service agencies in New York City, located at 263 West 86 Street.

“Music can do more than just lift spirits; it can be the engine of real, positive change”

Organizer of Music for a Better World

“There are far too many people who can’t afford food, meals, the basic comforts of life,” explains Adam Goldstein.

“We wanted to make this year’s concert about reducing poverty because of how easy it is to turn a blind eye to… West Side Campaign Against Hunger is one of the most revolutionary food pantries in the US.  It helps provide millions of meals per year.”

The program features jazz, choral, piano, violin, musical theater, and contemporary music by student soloists, duos, trios and ensembles, performing Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, and more.

“The concert is going to be very diverse, and a great representation of nearly all of MSM performance departments,” he says.

Adam Goldstein came up with the idea of the Music for a Better World  benefit series in 2016. The first event in October 2016 raised awareness about suicide prevention, and supported the Jed Foundation. Another in Fall 2017 supported hurricane relief efforts.

“It’s not easy to find ways to use your music the way we are here, with Music for a Better World.  Students really jumped at the chance to be involved.”

“As long as I remember, music has been the greatest thing in my life.  It has helped me get through difficult times and I don’t know where I would be without it.  Now, I use music, which has helped me so much, to help others.  With these concerts, I want to show people that music can do more than just lift spirits; it can be the engine of real, positive change,” says Adam.

Purchase tickets in advance online or in person at the door, day of concert. $25 minimum donation. General Admission.


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